Lymphoma Twenty Years Ago, Still Alive and Healthy! Is that quackery and “scientifically unproven”?

JO, a 69-year-old Malaysian lady came to seek our advice after being diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer). She was accompanied by her husband and son. As usual, my first question to them was,Who asked you to come here?JO replied,My daughter! She is a medical doctor. She has been pushing me to come and see as soon as possible.

JO’s problem started with a small, flat mole on her back that started to grow bigger. A biopsy was done and the mole removed. It was malignant. Another surgery was done to remove a wider margin. Then, after surgery what follows?  Go for chemo or herbs?

I am curious. Why must a medical doctor think of sending her mother to a herbalist?

Here is the answer. About twenty years ago JO and many members of her family (including her daughter) came to our centre because JO’s sister — OGK — had lymphoma. She refused to undergo chemotherapy and opted for our therapy.

Listen to this video.

What can we learn from this story?

Lesson one.  Is OGK still alive? Yes — very much alive! She is now 85 years old and is still healthy. Not long along OGK visited Penang and even visited Penang Hill. Meaning, she could still travel and lead a normal life. Generally patients are told that if you don’t do chemo for your cancer, you die! You would not make it to 1 or 2 years, let alone 20 years!

I told JO. Many patients came to see us. After some time, we never get to see them. My assumption is that all of them have died. Those who get well after taking our herbs do not come back to say “hello” to us. Since I don’t get to see them again, I assume that they too have died! Thanks OJ for coming back to share this amazing story of your sister!

Lesson two. How does her medical doctor daughter come into the picture? JO said she also came to our center when her auntie was ill at that time. So she had “learned” from this experience that our herbs did a lot of good to her auntie. Meaning this was a “real, teaching lesson” for her. Unfortunately, they don’t teach such things in medical school.

Lesson three. Often we read or hear people say that those who refuse medical treatment for their cancer and opted for alternative therapy are people with low health literacy (and) are often unable to discern between scientifically proven or anecdotal based therapies.

What does this phrase mean? Probably that is a polite way of saying,You must be stupid and real dumb for not going for chemotherapy or radiotherapy! You don’t even know how to differentiate between a proven and scientific therapy from just-a-story-based therapy which is unproven.

Well, I leave it up to you what you want to make out of such a statement. But from my years of experience, I believe that those who come to us are the “empowered” patients. They have seen or heard what these so-called scientific and proven therapies like chemo or radiotherapy did to their family members or friends. Many suffered and many more died after having to pay a “bomb” for these treatments. No, they are not stupid or dumb.

Read this book, it has an interesting title:

Then you may wish to read what others say about this so called proven scientific method of treating cancer:

  1. Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer-fighting drug.

Patients should be warned about the dangers of chemotherapy after research showed that cancer drugs are killing up to 50 per cent of patients in some hospitals.

For the first time researchers looked at the numbers of cancer patients who died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy, which indicates that the medication is the cause of death, rather than the cancer.

Professor David Cameron, Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, said:

  • I think it’s important to make patients aware that there are potentially life threatening downsides to chemotherapy. And doctors should be more careful about who they treat with chemotherapy.
  • The concern is that some of the patients dying within 30 days of being given chemo probably shouldn’t have been given the chemo.

Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/08/30/chemotherapy-warning-as-hundreds-die-from-cancer-fighting-drugs/

  1. When Treating Cancer Is Not an Option

When my husband learned he had advanced lung cancer, he didn’t even want to speak to an oncologist about chemotherapy. He saw no point in treatment that could not cure him and might make him feel worse.

Most patients with these so-called stage 4 cancers who choose to undergo chemotherapy seem to believe, incorrectly, that the drugs could render them cancer-free. That is the finding of a recent national study of nearly 1,200 patients with advanced cancers of the lung or colon. Overall, 69 percent of those with stage 4 lung cancer and 81 percent of those with stage 4 colon cancer failed to understand “that chemotherapy was not at all likely to cure their cancer,” Dr. Jane C. Weeks, an oncology researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston..

In an editorial accompanying the journal report, Dr. Thomas J. Smith and Dr. Dan L. Longo pointed out that “people have an optimistic bias.” Despite a grim prognosis, this bias prompts patients to believe treatment can cure them.

“Our job is not to force them into acceptance but to encourage them to plan for the worst while hoping for the best,” Dr. Smith said. “Such patients have better outcomes — less depression and less distress, and they’re more likely to die comfortably at home.”

Read more: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/when-treating-cancer-is-not-an-option/

  1. Scientists: we will never find a cure for cancer

If all the positive cancer breakthrough headlines are to be believed, then the cure for cancer is right around the corner. But that is a far cry from reality, says Dr. Jørgen Olsen, head of research at The Danish Cancer Society.

“I think it’s an illusion to imagine that after millions of years of this disease we’ll suddenly find a solution. I don’t think that we’ll ever beat it, but I think that we’ll get it under control so that it becomes chronic but not deadly,” says Olsen.

Prominent cancer researcher, Mads Daugaard from the Molecular Pathology & Cell Imaging Laboratory at the University of British Colombia, Canada, agrees.

“We won’t find a cure, but we’ll probably reach a point where we have so many ways to attack cancer that people won’t die from it anymore,” says Daugaard.

But why can’t we find the secret weapon to beat cancer once and for all?

One reason is that cancer is not just one disease — even individual tumours can vary substantially from one patient to the next and the same type of tumour in different parts of the body can respond differently to medication.

Just like any other organism, cancer cells are trying to survive, and they are very good at it. They quickly spread to multiple parts of the body, and they mutate constantly, rendering existing medicines ineffective.

“Cancer cells are very adaptive, especially when the cancer is at an advanced stage,” says Olsen.

Read more: http://sciencenordic.com/scientists-we-will-never-find-cure-cancer

So what is the reality? When OGK came to seek our help and JO twenty years later, are they dumb or enlightened?

Ask this question: To be able to live a healthy life with lymphoma for twenty years without chemotherapy is still considered “unproven” and the evidence has no scientific value?

This healing story is not considered “scientifically proven” because the patient did not undergo chemotherapy! Also it is not published in peer-reviewed medical journal! You get the point?

 

 

 

 

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Stage 3 Colon cancer: Surgery but NO chemo. Three years on, still doing fine

About two years ago, I wrote the case of AB, a 77-year-old Indonesia lady. She had a 4 cm tumour in her colon. In May 2015, she underwent an operation at NUH Singapore. Nine of the 27 lymph nodes were with metastatic carcinoma. This was considered a stage 3 cancer.

After the surgery, the doctor suggested a follow-up chemotherapy but AB and her family members refused the treatment. In March 2015, AB’s son came to seek our help.

AB was started on the herbs for colon and lymph nodes. Although her liver function enzymes were not within normal range, we only put her on Capsule A + B only. AB also took herbs for appetite.

AB’s conditions improved significantly. Her son said, “My mother is doing good!”

In mid-2017, AB’s liver function seemed to have deteriorated. We put her on Liver Tea.

It has been three years now and AB is doing fine. Now, her liver function seemed to improve.

Comments

While writing this story, I received an email below:

Dear Dr. Chris Teo,

Selamat malam, saya A dari Bali Indonesia. Ayah saya terkena kanker colon stadium 3. Pada akhir tahun 2016 ayah saya sudah melakukan operasi pengangkatan kanker dan kemoterapi sebanyak 5X setelah operasi. Namun awal tahun 2018 ini perut ayah saya tiba-tiba terasa sakit, lalu kami cek lab ke rumah sakit dan dari hasil MRI ditemukan kalau terjadi penyebaran kanker ke tulang, dan dokter berkata untuk segera kemoterapi 12X.Sekarang ayah saya sudah menjalani kemoterapi 4X, dan dia sangat kesakitan menjalani ini.

Translation: 

Dear Dr. Chris Teo,

Good evening, I am A from Bali Indonesia. My father had stage 3 colon cancer.

At the end of 2016 my father had an operation to remove his cancer followed by 5 cycles of chemotherapy. 

But in early 2018, my father suddenly had stomach pain. A check up and MRI showed that the cancer had spread to the bone. The doctor said he needed chemotherapy immediately, this time 12 cycles. After 4 cycles of chemo, my father suffered badly from the treatment. 

Just a few days before this, I received this e-mail from Singapore.

Dear Dr Chris Teo,

My mum was diagnosed with advanced stage rectum cancer spread to the liver in May 2017. After going through chemo for 9 months, recently her oncologist told us that her liver had worsen and even chemo won’t help.

We will like to bring her to consult you. She is 62 years old and still mobile but weak at times. She has bloated abdomen and is on a pipe to drain out the fluid 2 times daily.

No doubt the Singapore case is more serious — Stage 4 but whatever it is, can you learn some lessons from the above three cancer cases?

Lesson One: After surgery (which I urge you to do if the cancer has not spread yet) the doctors would invariably recommend chemotherapy. Often patients are told, You don’t do chemo, the cancer will spread fast. You die soon.  So that is the golden rule you must follow! Is there any other way out — another option? Of course no other way!

But look at the reality. AB too had Stage 3 colon cancer. Nine out of 27 lymph nodes were infected with cancer. In addition, AB also had a total hysterectomy.  In short, her cancer was also a serious one. But AB did not follow the golden rule. She refused chemotherapy. She opted for the CA Care Therapy. Three years on, AB is still doing fine.

You may wish to ask, where is the “scientific” proof? She is able to lead a normal life without pain — can eat, can sleep and can move around. That is proof, simple!

So, is chemotherapy the only answer to your cancer problem?

Ask you doctors these questions:

  • Would chemotherapy cure your cancer?
  • What are the side effects? What are the unintended (collateral damage) toxic effects of the treatment?
  • Enquire about the “financial toxicity” — how much does it cost? Do you need to sell your house or a piece of land to pay for the treatment?
  • Think again — would you subject your 77-year-old mother to chemotherapy?
  • Think further — what could have happened if AB were to go for chemotherapy?

Lesson Two:  Often patients are told medical treatments are scientific and proven methods of treatment, while herbs or other alternative therapies are just hocus pocus — quackery! Not proven.

AB’s son regularly monitored his mother’s progress through blood tests. I would NOT encourage her to go for CT or PET scan due to radiation risks.

Let us examine the above data critically.

  1. Initially when AB came to see me, her liver function was within normal range except with a slight increase of GGT. I was not alarmed by that and prescribed her the normal herbal teas for colon cancer.
  2. A few months later (September – December 2015), her liver function showed more deterioration. That was when I prescribed her Capsule A & B to take care of the problem. Her situation improved!
  3. In March 2017, again her liver function deteriorated. This time, in addition to taking Capsule A & B, she was asked to take Liver tea. Bravo by March 2018 her liver function was back to normal (except with a slight increase in SGOT).
  4. We need to be take note that colon cancer has a high chance of spreading to the liver — sometimes within 6 months. It is already THREE years and AB is still fine. Is that quackery? Look that at happened to those who had chemotherapy.

Lesson Three: Yesterday a medical doctor came to seek our help for his wife. His question before he left, Will the herbs harm the liver or kidney? Exactly, most patients are being told that — herbs can cause damage and are toxic to the liver, kidney, etc. This is the mantra held by the noble profession, perhaps they believe that only their prescribed chemical drugs are safe — but don’t these drugs cause a lot of damage?

Have a close look at AB’s blood test results again. From the beginning after her surgery, certain liver enzyme were elevated — GGT = 48 in May, SGOT and SGPT were elevated in September 2015. Then in March to December 2017, her SGOT and SGPT were out of range. This time around, it seemed to be more serious! What could be the reason? We know that colon cancer can spread to the liver rather soon. Could this be a beginning of liver spread?

I prescribed herbs for her liver. In March 2018, her liver function enzymes were back to normal (except for a slight increase of SGPT). If herbs damage the liver, taking more herbs means more damage done to the liver, right? You don’t need to go to a university to understand this logic. But in this case AB’s liver became better not worse.

Related story:

https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2016/04/01/colon-cancer-surgery-but-declined-chemo-my-mother-is-doing-good/

P/S: In response to this story, this is what AB’s son wrote:

Dear Prof Teo,

Thank God for His grace in sustaining my mom.

We appreciate your help in treating her. It was by God’s providence that we found your website, while we were not actually looking for a herbal treatment. I was curious with a link that said after $100,000 there was still no cure. From there, I found your blog and read up. Glad that you were willing to extend your help to us.

Reply: Praise God for this blessing!

Sarcoma Metastatised to Lung: Declined chemo. Still fine after 18 years!

In 2006 (wow! That’s about twelve years ago!) I wrote an article Healing of High Grade Soft Tissue Sarcoma Metastasized to Lung by Herbal Therapy in the Internet Journal of Health. 

http://ispub.com/IJH/5/2/11918.

This is a story about John (not real name) — 39 years old then. John’s problem started in February 1999 when he detected a small lump in his thigh. Since there was no pain he ignored it until the swelling increased to the size of a ping-pong ball some months later.

In March 2000, John underwent a surgery to remove the cancerous lump. The doctor resected quite a lot of the tissues out – the size of a “Milo tin”. The doctor tried to take out as much as possible, including the muscles – because it had already spread.

Histopathology report indicated a malignant tumour with features consistent with high grade soft tissue sarcoma. The doctor told John to get his papers in order and that he would probably have only 6 months to live.

About 3 months after the surgery, John sought a second opinion and was told by the second surgeon that the tumour was not completely removed during the first surgery. John underwent a second surgery. This was followed by 21 sessions of radiotherapy.

On both occasions – after the first and second surgeries, John declined chemotherapy.

About a year and half later, the cancer metastatised to his lung.

John underwent a third surgery to remove the nodules in his lung and the surrounding tissues. He again declined chemotherapy and opted for CA Care Therapy instead — that was in April 2000.Six years later, on 1 November 2006 I had the privilege of meeting John and interviewed him.

Chris: What made you so adamant in not wanting do chemotherapy?

John: I held on to my conviction of not doing chemotherapy after reading your book. You mentioned that after going through chemotherapy it does not really guarantee a cure or success. Chemotherapy kills both the good and the bad cells. The immune system will be weakened and compromised and you would probably succumb to the treatment rather than the disease itself. Based on that, I made my firm decision – no chemotherapy. If I had not read your book, I would have gone for chemotherapy because I had reached a point where I was about to say “yes” to chemotherapy. But then I pulled back. At that time the doctor was telling me that I could not afford to wait any more – he was putting pressure for me to go for chemotherapy.

Since then I have not heard from John and he was out of my “radar”.

Then came one blessed morning just before the Chinese New Year (2018).

A lady and her family came to seek our help for her cancer. As usual, my first question was, Who ask you to come here? 

The son replied, My friend. He was your patient many years ago. He had a lump in his thigh and then the cancer spread to his lung.

Chris: I can’t remember this case  … oh, oh … a man? I remember now — I think I talked to him once. You mean he is still alive? 

Son: Yes, doing well. He is a fighter and he takes care of his diet up to this day.

Listen to our conversation that morning.

 

 

 

A Confused Medical Treatment of Colon Cancer

MS is a 64-year old Indonesian from Jakarta. His problems started when he was unable to empty his bowels for about a week. There was laceration in his anus. He went to a private hospital in Jakarta and underwent a surgery. At that time he was told his problem was not due to cancer. He was fitted with a ileostomy bag. Then he was prescribed Salofolk, an anti-inflammatory drug for bowel diseases.

Unfortunately things did not work out well for MS. In early August 2016, he underwent another surgery in another private hospital in Jakarta. But nothing was done.

MS’s wife said MS did four times of biopsy in Jakarta. The doctors said there was no cancer!

No satisfied, MS came for further treatments in Penang. On 18 August 2016, in Hospital A, MS did a PET/CT scan and was told by the doctor that he was 99 percent sure that his problem was not due to cancer!

Again, not satisfied, MS went to Hospital B in Penang and did a colonoscopy. Yes, the doctor told MS there was NO cancer and MS was again prescribed Salofolk and was sent home.

Three months later, 25 November 2016, MS came back to Hospital B again to consult another doctor. This doctor told MS that there was a 9 cm tumour in his anus!

Since the mass was too big, MS was told to again go to Hospital A for chemotherapy. The idea is to shrink the tumour before an operation can be done.

 

On 1 December 2016, MS was started on chemotherapy and an oral drug, Xeloda. In addition, he underwent 28 sessions of radiotherapy.

When Xeloda did not show much effect, MS was switched to another oral drug, TS-One (currently the in thing for cancer patients!). After 10 cycles of chemo (besides the TS-One and radiation) MS did not get any better. In fact, his health deteriorated.

When MS came to see us, he was in a wheel chair. He presented with the following:

  1. Pain — everyday for the past three weeks, especially in the back.
  2. He had severe pain in his penis when urinating. His urine was turbid and according to his wife was mixed with “stools”.
  3. He was very tired.
  4. Both his legs were swollen.
  5. Since August 2016 until to this date, there is a “hole” in his abdomen beside the ileostomy bag. Fluid flowed out of this “hole” (see picture below, hole covered by the dressing).

 What were the chemo drugs used? No, the family was unable to tell us.

Is the chemo going to cure you? No one dare ever ask such question!

After  28 times of radiation and 10 cycles of chemo, there was no improvement? The oncologist said there is no need to do any scan — just continue to do more chemos!

MS was also told, After the chemo, go home and take a rest. When you are well and strong enough come back for more chemo! 

For the record, MS has been coming to Penang for 15 times already. 

What did the surgeon say? MS consulted the surgeon in Hospital B. The doctor told him he has only 3 months to live.

Video 1: Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy failed.

Our advice

MS, his wife and daughter came to seek our help after reading about CA Care in the net. The following are basically what I told them that morning. 

  • After undergoing all the surgery, radiation and chemotherapy and all these did not work, do not expect us to cure you! I am sorry I am not God and I am not going to play God either. 
  • You have already done 10 cycles of chemo and the oncologist suggested that you do more chemo after taking a rest. You have to decide if you still want to continue with the chemo. 
  • If you want to continue with the chemo, then go ahead. Do not take my herbs yet. The reason is simple. If anything goes wrong, you and/or your doctor will blame me. This happen because you take (the unproven, unscientific) herbs!. There was a case of a Singapore patient. He took the herbs for 3 days and his stomach was perforated. The son wrote to ask if this was due to the herbs? I found out that this person had been taking painkiller medications for years! Try google this, painkiller and stomach perforation and you will know why. 
  • Since this morning is just a “fishing trip” for MS and his family, I suggested that they go home first and take time to decide what the family wants to do — continue with more chemos or follow our therapy. There is no need to rush. 
  • If you decide to follow our therapy, comeback again and I shall try my best to help you. Since you are told you only have 3 months to live, please don’t expect much. Know that I cannot cure you. But if I can make your life better and you can continue to live for 3 months more without pain, then be grateful! 

One month on CA Care Therapy

MS’s daughter came back and reported that MS got better.

  1. The swelling in both legs are gone!
  1. Fluid that flowed out through the “hole” of his stomach (this happened for more than a year) has dried up. No more leakage!
  1. Generally the pain has reduced after taking the pain tea.
  1. The severe pain in his penis when urinating is gone.
  1. There is no more “wind” in this stomach. No more bloating!
  1. A new problem: he is having hiccup now. This is a mismatch between the liver and stomach qi and we have to address this problem by asking MS to take the hiccup tea.

We don’t know how long MS is going to last but at least for now we thank God that his condition has improved in some ways. Take this as God’s blessing. Pray that MS gets better with time.

Video 2: CA Care Therapy helped him.

 

 

 

 

 

Liver-Lung Cancer: Hunting for a cure!

A healthy looking 82-year-old man (let’s call him K) and his family members came to seek our help.

His problem started a few months ago when he had coughs and fevers. He went to a university hospital for consultation.

A CT on 29 Sept. 2017 shows a 5.2 cm HCC in segment 8 of his liver. In addition there are nodules in his lung, suggestive of bronchogenic carcinoma.

A repeat CT scan was done at the same university a month later, on 20 October 2017.

The report confirmed the presence of 4.8 cm segment 8 liver mass (previously 4.6 cm). This statement implied the mass has grown in size.

The right lower lobe of lung with numerous nodules as well as the rest of the lungs are still present.

The report concluded with this words: “lung malignancy with lung and liver metastasis needs to be considered. A separate HCC is also a differential diagnosis, as previously noted.”

Common Sense

  • Why is there a need to do another CT a month later?
  • Do you expect the tumours in the lung and liver to go away without doing anything?
  • Are you not concerned that radiation due to CT scan is not good for cancer patients?
  • The above medical reports is rather puzzling. The CT scan report on 29 Sept. 2017 said the HCC is 5.2 cm. The report a month later said it is 4.6 cm. Something wrong?

 

The following are some of the points we discussed that morning.

  1. After the 2 CT scans, the doctors suggested that K undergo radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for his liver tumour. This costs about RM 10,000 per treatment. K probably needs 4 to 5 treatments and even then there is no guarantee that he can be cured. The cancer can recur.

How effective is RFA? 

RFA is a technique that uses high frequency electrical energy that creates heat, delivered through a thin instrument or probe, to destroy tumors.

It is used primarily to shrink or slow down the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma, and is not considered a curative procedure, although survival rates are good. It is used in liver cancer patients who are not good candidates for surgery Source: https://www.everydayhealth.com/liver-cancer/liver-cancer-tumor-ablation.aspx

RFA is best used for tumors no larger than about 3 cm across (a little over an inch). Source: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/liver-cancer/treating/tumor-ablation.html

Small tumors are generally best suited for RFA and provide the best results. However, larger lesions have also been ablated with mixed success. Small lesions are generally considered those that are <3–3.5 cm in diameter.

Overall survival rates were reported to be as high as 89% and 62% at 1 and 3 years, respectively, in a group of patients undergoing RFA for lesions <3.5 cm. Unfortunately, a disease-free survival rate of 24% at 3 years is less encouraging, with local recurrence playing a large role in disease relapse. However, most patients who recur locally are able to undergo repeat RFA.

Larger lesions are known to be more difficult to treat using RFA. Tumors >3 cm often require repositioning of the electrode or multiple treatment sessions in order to obtain clear margins. However, even using a more aggressive approach, the efficacy of RFA has been proven to be limited by tumor size. Lesions measuring >5 cm have at best only a 50% chance of being completely ablated. Therefore, most authors do not recommend the use of RFA for tumors >5–6 cm because of the technical limitations of the current equipment used and their inability to provide complete coagulative necrosis. Source: http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/11/7/801

Apart from RFA are there any other options?

K went to see a surgeon and was advised to undergo a surgery — “cut off” the tumour! That is to be expected, After all that is what he does every day for a living. Can surgery cure? That’s something else.

Another possibility is TACE. Will it cure? Not likely too.

What about going to China and undergo cryoabalation? Cryoablation is a similar procedure as RFA except it freezes the tumour instead of “burning” it.

The ultimate is liver transplantation. It would cost RMB 1 million and requires a 2-month hospital stay in China. If you don’t want to go to China, try the procedure in Singapore.

More common sense needed! 

  1. Yes, there are many treatments for your cancer. But the question is, can you cure it? Nobody can give any guarantee. K was told that he has to undergo 4 to 5 RFA treatments. But eventually the cancer will come back again after a few years.

From the literature we know that to get best result from RFA, the tumour has to be small — less than 3 cm. But the tumour in K’s liver is 5.2 cm. Too big for optimum result. But you can always try your luck.

  1. K and his family are very worried — perhaps K is going to die soon if he does not undergo any treatment immediately. K told me, If I go for the RFA and manage to survive another 3 to 4 years, it is okay. After all I am already 82 years old!

I asked K. Even without any treatment now, you are still healthy. What if you do nothing and can still survive another 3 to 4 years? You don’t have to die yet, even if the doctors have found out that you are “sick”.

What about the side effects of the treatment?

There is a very low risk of bleeding or infection after the treatment as well as a low risk of injury to the gallbladder or bile ducts. Sometimes, a low-grade fever and flu-like symptoms may be present after the procedure for a few days.  Other possible side effects include post-procedure pain, inflammation of the gallbladder, and injury to the bowel.

  1. What about the cancer in your lung?

So far our discussion is only about treating the 5 cm liver tumour. Everyone is so obsessed about this, as if this is the only problem that K is facing. No, there is also cancer is his lung. According to the medical report it is a metastasis. K refused to undergo a biopsy.

According to K’s son, this lung tumour has been there for the past 3 to 4 years. Two doctors who examined K earlier said it was not cancerous! Well, the latest CT scan does not appear to support that idea.

So, what do we do now?

Treat the liver tumour with RFA but ignore the lung tumour? Does that make sense?

Do the RFA and at the same time treat the lung with chemotherapy? Havoc?

  1. Our advice: Go home and think carefully. Discuss with your family what you want to do. Pray to your god and ask for guidance. You have to make your own decision and be prepared to accept the consequences of your decision.

At CA Care, we try to teach you how to think. If you think that the doctors can help you, go ahead and undergo the treatments they suggested. If you don’t want to undergo medical treatment, you can take the herbs. But know that we do not guarantee that we can cure your cancer, because we know that no one on earth can cure any cancer. But no cure does not mean that you need to die tomorrow.

Reflect on these quotations:

It is indeed surprising that K, his son and sister came back to see us again a week later. The family wanted to try our herbs. They decided not to go for RFA. It does not cure anyway.

 

Rectum-Liver Cancer: Part 2: Chemo can cause severe side effects. It can also kill you!

Kanker Usus-Hati 2. Kemoterapi — menderita dan bisa membunuh

When Jasmine’s daughter and son-in-law came to see us, I asked both of them: Why do you come and see me?

The daughter said the family is not going to proceed with the chemo anymore.

According to the son-in-law, Jasmine was a normal healthy-looking person before the operation. No one could tell that she had cancer. After the operation, even a kid would know that she was sick. Then after the first shot of chemo, Jasmine’s health dropped. She had so much difficulty sleeping, was lethargic and overall felt very uncomfortable, she had sores in her mouth and felt nauseous and vomit often.

Jasmine had to be brought to the hospital twice while at home after her chemo treatment. She had to be carried down from the upper floor of her house and rushed to the hospital which is some hours away from home.

Again I asked, Are you sure you want to give up this chemo?  After all, the doctor said after 8 shots your mother would be cured? You don’t want that? Why not complete the treatment?

Daughter: No, we don’t want chemo anymore.

Don’t you know anything about chemo and its side effects? Chemo can kill — do you know that?

Daughter: Yes, I know that.

Do you have any personal experience of knowing cancer patients who underwent chemo and died?

Daughter: Yes.

Tell me then … why did you agree to undergo chemotherapy in the first place?

Both Jasmine’s daughter and son-in-law said there were two reasons why the family opted for chemo.

One, while in the hospital, they met an Indonesia lady who had been undergoing chemo for her breast cancer. The advice of this lady was to go for chemo! There is a good chance for a cure than doing something else. So this testimony was a big push for Jasmine.

The second reason was, Jasmine wanted a cure so that she need not have to use the colostomy bag. According to the surgeon, after the surgery the cancer can be cured if she undergoes 8 cycles of chemo. So, Jasmine fell for his assurance — Must do chemo for 8 times if you don’t want to use the colostomy bag.

During our conversation, I pointed out that such logic may not be correct. The ability to rejoin the colon to the anus does not depend entirely on chemotherapy. It depends on how near the tumour is to the anus. If too much of the rectum has been removed during the operation, the chances of joining it back to the anus is very remote. I believe, a good surgeon would be able to know this if he /she studies the case properly.

I have learned many years ago that there is a colorectal surgeon in Singapore who could do a great job with such problem. I have not come across any surgeon in Malaysia who can do this. If there is one, please let me know (I would like to send patients to you!).

Now, back to Jasmine. Let us ask a few questions.

One, can chemotherapy cure stage 4 rectum-liver cancer? The surgeon said Yes. Really? You believe that?

Click this link and read this article, Yet again, research shows chemo can make cancer worse! Then, make up your mind who and what you want to believe.

One more factor that never gets into the equation is according to the medical report, the non-cancerous part of the liver shows features of chronic hepatitis. Can chemotherapy cure chronic hepatitis? Would surgery make the problem worse? Can surgery cure or treat chronic hepatitis?

Unknown to most people, after the tumour(s) is resected from the liver, it may just recur within a short time. As an example, read this story: Liver Cancer: 3 cm tumour OUT, 8 cm tumour IN after 9 months

Recurrence of cancer in the liver is a far more important issue than just not wanting to wear a colostomy bag. Unfortunately, the patient and her family do not seem to be aware of  all these.

Second facotr, Jasmine suffered severe side effects after just one shot of chemo. Would the side effects get better if she was to undergo more chemo?

Read what others say about chemotherapy.

Three, what do we do now?

This is exactly why Jasmine’s daughter and son-in-law came to see us for! They wanted a way out. At CA Care, we try to be as honest and upfront as we know how. Any patient who come to our centre will be given this notice to read. If patients come to see us wanting to find a cure, I would tell them, You have come to the wrong place! To help you attain a better quality of life — probably can, but to cure you — NO. Please read our notice.

Some important points for you to know before you see me

NO CURE FOR CANCER

  • Most patient who come here, have already undergone medical treatments – surgery, radiation or chemo. Do these cure you?
  • If you come here expecting me to cure you, know that I too cannot cure your cancer. From my experience, NO one on earth can cure any cancer. After some years cancer comes back again!
  • But if you want me to help you – to give you another option, to have a better quality of life — may be it is possible. But it all depends on you. Because your health is your responsibility. Are you willing to help yourself? Are you willing to change your lifestyle, your diet, etc.?

OUR HERBS ARE BAD-TASTING, AND HAVE AWFUL SMELL

  • Besides the bad taste and smell.
  • You need to boil the herbs a few times a day — that’s a lot of work!
  • You need to take two, three or four types of teas each day.

YOU MUST TAKE CARE OF YOUR DIET – YOU CANNOT EAT ANYTHING YOU LIKE

  • You cannot eat anything that walks – meaning, no meat, no egg, no milk, etc.
  • Don’t take sugar (sugar is food for cancer).
  • Don’t eat oily or fried food, table salt.

TRY OUR THERAPY FOR TWO TO FOUR WEEKS

  •  May be the first 2 weeks on our therapy, you may suffer more pain, more tired, etc. That’s healing crisis. Don’t stop. Hopefully after 3 to 4 weeks you may feel better.
  • If after a month on our therapy you still don’t feel better — the herbs are not helping you in anyway — then stop following our therapy. Please ask someone else to help you.
  • If you feel better, continue with our therapy.

If you are still on chemo or radiotherapy (or are planning to do chemo or radiotherapy), or are taking other treatments elsewhere, Go ahead and continue with these treatments first, do not take our herbs yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let Death Be Her Final Healing: Five surgeries, chemo, Glevec, Sutent, hyperthermia and immunotherapy did not cure her

I received this email one Sunday morning.

Dear Dr Chris, 

My sister has returned to the Lord on 1/6, a peaceful passing. Her well deserved rest finally. Thank you for all your kind assistance throughout. Really appreciate that. 

Regards, Polly (not real name).

On the one hand, I felt sad to receive this update. But on the other hand, I felt it was indeed a blessing that she had passed on. She had suffered enough and I knew from the start that there is nothing anybody on earth could do to ever cure her.

Ten years ago, Mary (not real name) was 20 years old. She had a lump in her pelvic region.  A CT scan on 23 October 2006 suggested that it could be a lymphoma. However, a biopsy later confirmed it was a sarcoma of the lining of the small intestine. The doctor suggested it was a GIST – gastrointestinal stromal tumour.

The size of the small bowel tumour (GIST) was 10 x 14 x 14 cm. Since the size of the tumour was really huge, the doctor suggested that Mary take the oral chemo drug, Glevec — to shrink the tumour. So Mary was on Glevec for 2 years and the tumour shrunk to 6 x 8 x 9 cm ( as of 7 February 2007).

In 2008, Mary underwent an operation to remove the tumour and continued to take the Glevec.

One year later, 2009, the tumour recurred. The mass was now 8.5 x 5.5 cm. There was a 2 cm liver metastasis in segment 5 of her liver. Mary underwent a second surgery and continued to take same drug, Glevec.

In 2011, the cancer came back again. There was a new 12 mm lesion in segment 6 of the liver. There were 3 peritoneal masses: 5 x 3.5 cm, 5 x 3 cm and 3.2 x 2.2 cm. Mary went for her third surgery. After surgery, she was given the oral drug, Sutent instead of Glevec.

In 2014, the cancer came back again. There were two masses: 17 x 13 x 17 cm and 6 x 5 cm.  In addition she had a 2.8 cm right ovarian cyst. The two lesions in the liver remained unchanged. Mary had her fourth surgery and continued to take Sutent after that.

In 2015, The surgeon who operated on Mary died of heart attack. So Mary had to find another doctor to take care of her.

Under the direction of her “new” doctor, Mary continued with Sutent.

A CT scan on 4 December 2015, showed the tumour had increased in size, 18 x 15 x 13 cm. Mary underwent surgery for the fifth time.

A PET scan in July 2016 showed that the tumour had grown back again. At this stage, no more surgery was indicated.

Mary was to told to change her drug to Stivarga (RM30,000 for 3 weeks). Fortunately, she did not take this drug which has more side effects.

On 22 August 2016, Mary left for further treatment in Switzerland. This is a famous alternative clinic and she was there for three weeks receiving all kinds of infusion, including ozone therapy, etc. etc. The treatment in Switzerland cost RM 130,000.

No, the treatment in Switzerland did not work either. To be fair, the doctor there was not optimistic at all because the tumour was too big.

Back to Malaysia, Mary tried hyperthermia and targeted heat treatment.

Then Mary went to a doctor who was treating patients with immunotherapy.

Mary consulted an American hospital. She was told her cancer was not curable but treatable! The treatment would cost about half a million ringgit.

CT on 21 October 2016, showed the solid mass in her pelvis had grown to 24 x 16 x 13 cm in size. In addition she had mild ascites and mild bilateral hydronephrosis.

In early November 2016, Mary was started on dialysis due to kidney failure.

On 22 November 2016, Polly (Mary’s sister) came to seek our help. We went through her story above and at the end I said this to Polly.

  1. There is really nothing much I can do to help. Everything that could have been done was done.
  1. She is now on dialysis. Generally, I would not accept patients with kidney failure. After all, people say that herbs cause kidney damage. How can we reconcile this?
  1. After all the explanation, I came to one very sad proposition. Let’s not do anything anymore.Let her live the remaining time that she has without having to endure anymore treatment. She has suffered enough and no one could cure her. Why not let her die naturally. 

No, Polly was adamant that she wanted me to try and help her sister. No, she was not prepared to let her sister die just like that. I sent Polly home without any herbs! No, I was not going to abandon her but I requested that Polly go home and discuss with her family members — the risks, pros and cons of doing something with no realistic hope of achieving anything meaningful. Why prolong the agony?

To my surprise, Polly came back to our centre again a week later. No, she wanted me to prescribe some herbs for her sister.

Okay, deal done if she was prepared to accept whatever consequences that may arise without putting any blame on CA Care.

I told Polly, our first strategy was not to even treat the cancer. Let’s figure out how to help with her failed kidney. Currently Mary had to undergo dialysis 3 times per week. Both her feet (and sometimes face) were swollen.

So we started off with herbs to help her kidney and fluid retention.

Mary started to take the herbs. Her creatinine level improved. By mid-December 2016, the frequency of dialysis was reduced from 3 to 2 times per week.

Date Creatinine
7 Nov. 2016 670
12 Nov. 2016 720
19 Nov. 2016 520
29 Nov. 2016 438
5 Dec. 2016 346
19 Dec. 2016 330
Dialysis twice per week
23 Dec. 2016 322
2 Jan. 2017 365
5 Feb. 2017 330

Comments

Polly was indeed committed to her sister’s healing. I admired her dedication of wanting to do everything for her sister, in the face of hopelessness. She visited CA Care a couple of times to update me of what had happened.

After taking the herbs there was no doubt that Mary’s health had improved! Polly wrote, Her face puffiness and bloatedness have reduced much … she looks better than before she started the herbs. 

Polly once told me that Mary could now walk around in the house and could smile! Before that, she would not smile!

During Polly’s last visit to us, I asked, What happened to your sister now? Polly replied, She is now in Singapore — holiday with my parents.

I shook my head in disbelief and we could only thank God for this blessing. Perhaps at the beginning, I was cruel to suggest that we would just let Mary die without doing anything more. But at that time, I thought I was just wanting to be kind — why prolong the agony? After all we know that this is a hopeless case.

About 6 months later, reality struck. Mary returned to be with her Lord on 1 June 2017.

I now wonder if all the efforts of taking herbs (and prolong her life for another 6 months without pain) is worth it after all.

Mary had gone to Switzerland for a special treatment and spent RM150,000. Then an oncologist in a US-linked hospital suggested more treatments that would not cure. This would cost some half a million ringgit.

Paul Workman, Giulio Draetta, Jan Scellens and Rene Bernards wrote an article, How Much Longer Will We Put Up With $100,000 Cancer Drugs? I  too  just wonder, has the world of cancer treatment gone crazy and out of control — like Mary’s incurable cancer ?

Mary’s case is my first case where I agreed to prescribe herbs in spite of her failed kidney. I would not want to take on such kidney failure case in the future. So, for those of you reading this story, please go to your doctor for help and do your dialysis.

Let me conclude with one point for you to think about. Often — very often — many people warn you that taking herbs can damage your kidney or/and liver.

In this case, Mary came with a failed kidney and her creatinine was better and her health improved instead of going downhill after taking the herbs. You still believe that herbs can hurt your kidney?

Read related stories:

Bring her home and let her die in peace and with dignity. Part 1: The mantra of  NO CURE BUT THERE ARE TREATMENTS is meaningless.

How Much Longer Will We Put Up With $100,000 Cancer Drugs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breast Cancer Recurred Barely 5 Months after Mastectomy and Radiotherapy

mt-broma

KJ is a 70-year-old Indonesian lady. About three years ago, she found a lump in her right breast. She did nothing about it. Then later she went to a Chinese sinseh for help. She was given some herbs to take and poultice to use on her breast lump. The cancer became more aggressive. It grew bigger and started to bleed.

br-1

It was only then that she sought the help of a doctor in the hospital in Medan. KJ received 4 cycles of chemotherapy. The tumour shrunk. KJ then underwent a mastectomy followed by 30 sessions of radiotherapy.

breast-before-and-after-chemo

mastectomy

Then KJ started to cough and her stomach was not feeling good. On 31 October 2016, barely 5 months after the completion of her surgery and radiation, the cancer came back again.

recurremce

The Indonesian doctor said KJ had to undergo another operation to be followed by more radiation. She was, in the meantime, prescribed the oral drug, Xeloda. This drug cost IDR 3 million for each cycle (each cycle means taking the drug for 2 weeks, followed by 1 week rest).

KJ came to a private hospital in Penang for a second opinion. A CT  done showed the cancer had spread to her lungs, lymph nodes, liver and spine.

rec-lung

recu-liver

Although KJ did not have pain, she was prescribed liquid morphine and was also told to continue taking the Xeloda.

xeloda

Comments

At first I was mad at KJ. How could you be so naive as to ignore the lump in your breast? And even more “dumb” to  believe that certain pills or poultice from a sinseh could cure you! This is madness. But then, this is the way it is for most ignorant people. But for this patient, it is not ignorance — she thought she knew better!

Later, I felt sorry for KJ. One of the causes of breast cancer, according to alternative healers, is extreme emotional stress. We learned that KJ’s husband was murdered by a young man, his former worker. Could this have triggered her breast cancer?

I recall another case of a lady with breast cancer. It was similarly aggressive like this case. Although she did not want to share her experience, I later found out that her husband had committed suicide. Why did he end his life like that? Could it be because of his wife? And then, could this tragic episode be a trigger for her breast cancer?

Lessons can we learn from KJ’s case

  1. Ladies, if you find a lump in your breast, stop “fooling” around with it. Go and see a doctor immediately and find out what is it — benign or malignant? Medical science is good at telling you what is inside you. Alternative healers and sinseh can take you for a dangerous ride.
  2. If it is cancer, don’t fool around by trying this herb or that herb hoping that the cancerous tumour will go away. It will not go away. Have it removed as soon as possible. If KJ were to follow what I have said at the initial stage, at least she would not have to suffer — no need chemotherapy before the surgery. Probably too, her cancer would not have spread that extensively or aggressively.
  3. Then, after the surgery, patients are generally told to go for follow-up chemo and radiation. At this point, it is up to you to decide if you want further medical treatments. My experience tell me even if you do NOT do all these, you need NOT die of your cancer, although the doctors may want you to believe otherwise.
  4. KJ’s case is a case of too advanced, too late. Because of that, even surgery for such a “too late” case would not work. I cannot see how it helped KJ.
  5. Doctors often ask patients to go for chemo and/or radiation, if the tumours are large. They hope that these treatments would shrink the tumours. This makes surgery easier! Good logic but it rarely works as you can see in KJ’s case! As for me, I have seen such failures many times to enable me to write this comment.
  6. Now, the cancer has recurred. She was asked to go for another surgery and receive more radiation. Do you think more of the same is going to work? Or is it just going to cause more misery and making her spend more money? Or is this advice based on “I really don’t know what to do. So let’s try more of the same. Hopefully it works this time!”
  7. The doctor in Medan prescribed Xeloda. When KJ came to Penang and consulted another doctor she was told to continue with Xeloda and in addition take liquid morphine! This must be a cruel joke! Why morphine when she is not in pain at all? Morphine is going to cause constipation, etc, etc.
  8. Then why Xeloda? Go to the Net and learn more about Xeloda. Can Xeloda cure metastatic breast cancer? KJ’s cancer has already gone to her lungs, liver and spine. What can Xeloda do? The US FDA first approved Xeloda in 2001 for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. Yes, with time the use of Xeloda was expanded for breast cancer! The drug for colon cancer now also become the drug for breast cancer! Do you see how they perform “magic” here?
  9. Why can’t we all be honest. Read what the late Amy Cohen said before she died.

4-amy-cohen-no-cure

At CA Care we tell patients that cancer cannot be cured. Even if you follow our therapy, we cannot cure you. We don’t want to mislead you into thinking that we are “magicians with magic bullets.” But for those who want to know what we do to help patients, take time to listen to all these videos.

https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2016/11/20/holistic-healing-of-cancer-sharing-our-20-years-of-experience/

After listening to all these videos, if you think we can help you, then come and see us with all your medical reports and scans.

 

 

 

Workshop – 17 September 2016 by CanSurvive

Poster

Holistic Healing of Cancer: Sharing our 20 years of experience 

 by Chris K H Teo, Ph.D. —  http://www.CancerCareMalaysia.com

This seminar comes in five parts.

Part 1 examines the reality of today’s problem and discusses our suggestions of what we can do about it. Mainly the solutions are: to seek information and be an empowered patient, taking full responsibility for our health and not to be misled. We need to ask questions and evaluate critically the answers given. Then make our own decision based on what our “head and heart” say. Above all, if you are told that you have cancer, do not panic. Don’t let others dehumanize and trap you!

Part 2 focuses on the present day medical treatments of treating the incurable disease. Prof. Gershom Zajicek warned us, You want to be cured. Unfortunately most chronic illnesses, e.g. cancer, are essentially incurable …. cure is unrealistic. Patients are told that chemotherapy prolongs life, improves quality of life or stops cancer from spreading. How true are these claims? Be aware of the initial positive results which could be deceptive. Lastly, know that medical treatment for cancer is not cheap!

Part 3 lays out the options you have — that is, the option of doing nothing, go for alternative / complementary therapy or go for medical treatment. What if we do nothing?

Part 4 discusses our CA Care Therapy – an approach to cancer healing which we have adopted with good results over the past 20 years. We teach you to live with your cancer, not waging war with your cancer. Our experience tells us that there is no cure for cancer. At a point in time in the future, the cancer can came back again. In this seminar we also bring up the topic about death — it is the ultimate healing for all our problems. Unfortunately, it is an unpleasant topic; but at CA Care we are very pragmatic. We will all die one day. To deny this possibility is a grave mistake. We tell our patients — if you can eat, can sleep, can move around and have no pains — be grateful. Be grateful for what you are and what you have! Be grateful for being able to wake up in the morning and have another day!

Part 5 is Question & Answer time. Grateful thanks to our special guests: Jessie Tee, Heng Jet Geong, Hj. Hanafi Awang,  Manmeet Kaur, Anita Tee and Seah Koo Nee. They shall be sharing their cancer experiences with us.

 

 

 

Colon Cancer: Surgery and chemotherapy did not cure. Disease got worse.

SA, a 34-year-old Malaysian lady, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013. Her problem started with abdominal distension for about 2 weeks. She was unable to eat or drink and was vomiting.

  • A laparotomy and left hemicolectomy were done on 20 July 2013.
  • Fourteen out of 19 lymph nodes were affected.

CT scan on 16 January 2014 showed:

  • Multiple ill defined hypodense lesions in the liver. The largest at Segment 8 is about 2.9 x 2.3 cm.
  • Large mass in the anterior abdomen which extends into the pelvis, size 9.6 x 9.2 x 9.6 cm. likely to originate from the mesentery.
  • Gross ascites.

Impression: Disease progression.

SA underwent chemotherapy and the following were the results:

  1. From 24 September 2013 to 1 April 2014, SA had 8 cycles of palliative chemotherapy with Xelox (Oxaliplatin and Xeloda).
  2. PET scan on 2 May 2014 showed no local and distant metastasis. All liver lesions completely regressed.
  3. Barely 2 months later, in July 2014, follow up showed increasing trend in CEA level.
  4. PET scan on 19 September 2014 showed a few active lesions in the pelvis and liver. Impression: disease progression.
  5. On 19 November 2014, tapping done to remove the fluid in the abdomen.
  6. On 24 December 2014, SA was again started on palliative chemotherapy with Xelox + Avastin, and then Avastin alone.
  7. Post chemotherapy, SA developed very severe laryngomalacia on exposure to cold.

Note; Laryngomalacia (literally, “soft larynx”) is commonly found in baby in which the soft, immature cartilage of the upper larynx collapses inward during inhalation, causing airway obstruction and breathing difficulties.

  1. Palliative chemo was continued with Xelox + Avastin until 26 March 2015. Progress: Initially before chemo, SA had to have abdominal tapping for ascites almost every week. But after the chemo, the last tapping done was in January 2015.
  2. 2 November 2015, CT scan showed:
  • Abdominal mass measures 10 x 14.1 x 15.9 cm (previously 9.4 x 6.4 x 7.1 cm).
  • Gross ascites.
  • Multiple liver lesions seen in both liver lobes which appears similar in number and size.
  • Hypodense thyroid nodule within the right thyroid lobe, similar to previous study.

In addition to the above treatments (done in a university hospital), SA also received treatments in a private hospital. She had 10 cycles of Ebitux (RM 12,000 per cycle). After the chemo SA developed severe rashes in her face.

Face rashes

SA also had chemo with Irinotecan and she developed cramps of her facial muscles. Her gum bled after brushing her teeth.

In spite of all the above treatments, SA ended up having to go for abdominal tapping once every 4 to 5 days.

The doctor wanted SA to under more chemotherapy. SA and her husband were not keen to receive more chemo. They came to seek our help. Unfortunately after a week on our herbs, her ascites and distended stomach still persisted. She still had to go for tapping. It appeared to us that we could not help her. So we told SA that there was no reason for her to continue taking our herbs.

Comments:  It is indeed a very sad story. Perhaps we can learn a few lessons from this case.

  1. From 24 September 2013 to 1 April 2014, SA had 8 cycles of palliative chemotherapy with Xelox (Oxaliplatin and Xeloda). The results showed all liver lesions had completely regressed. Bravo! Very effective, ya?

But how many people understand that this “victory” is short-lived — just a illusion that happen time and time again? A few months later, the cancer can come back again. That was exactly what happened in SA’s case.

Read what researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, USA found out:

Chem-spreads-cancer-Fred-Hu

  1. SA were subjected to many kinds of chemo-drugs. Fist it was Xelox, consisting of Oxaliplatin and Xeloda. Then later, Avastin, Irinotecan and Ebitux were also used. All these drugs are toxic and SA suffered devastating side effects. Surf the net and learn about the side effects of these drugs before you decide to use them.

Below is a long. long list of problems you can expect to encounter if you are treated with Erbitux and Irinotecan. (For the rest of the chemo-drugs you can do you own homework!).

At the end, Raymond Francis concluded that In fact, most people who die from cancer are not dying from cancer, but from their treatments!   

10 conventional med never work Raymond

Erbitux side effects         Source: http://www.rxlist.com/erbitux-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm

  • an acne-like skin rash or any severe skin rash;
  • redness, swelling, or puffiness under your skin;
  • eye pain or redness, puffy eyelids, drainage or crusting in your eyes, vision problems, or increased sensitivity to light;
  • sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough, feeling short of breath, coughing up blood;
  • chest pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out, slow heart rate, weak pulse, slow breathing;
  • symptoms of infection–fever, flu symptoms, mouth and throat ulcers, rapid heart rate, rapid and shallow breathing, fainting;
  • symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance–leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, extreme thirst, numbness or tingling, vision problems, muscle pain or weakness;
  • kidney problems–little or no urinating; painful or difficult urination; swelling in your feet or ankles; or
  • severe skin reaction–fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common Erbitux side effects may include:

  • mild itching or rash;
  • changes in your fingernails or toenails;
  • dry, cracked, or swollen skin;
  • headache;
  • diarrhea; or
  • infection.

Irinotecan  side effects        Source: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/irinotecan-side-effects.html

More common

  • Anxiety
  • black, tarry stools
  • blood in the urine or stools
  • blurred vision
  • changes in skin color
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • chest tightness or heaviness
  • chills
  • clay colored stools
  • cold hands and feet
  • confusion
  • constricted pupils
  • cough or hoarseness
  • dark urine
  • diarrhea with or without stomach cramps or sweating
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • fever
  • full or bloated feeling or pressure in the stomach
  • headache
  • increased production of saliva
  • increased tear production
  • itching
  • lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • loss of appetite
  • low blood pressure or pulse
  • lower back or side pain
  • nausea or vomiting
  • numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs
  • pain
  • pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
  • pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pale skin
  • pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • redness or swelling of the leg
  • runny nose
  • severe headache of sudden onset
  • shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • skin rash
  • slow breathing
  • slurred speech
  • sore throat
  • stomach pain
  • stopping of the heart
  • sudden and severe weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body
  • sudden loss of coordination
  • sudden vision changes
  • sweating
  • swelling
  • swelling of the abdomen or stomach area
  • temporary blindness
  • tenderness, pain, or swelling of the arm, foot, or leg
  • trouble with speaking or walking
  • ulcers, sores, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • unconsciousness
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting of blood
  • warm, red feeling over the body
  • yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  • Bleeding gums
  • coughing up blood
  • decreased urination
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dryness of the mouth
  • increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  • increased thirst
  • nosebleeds
  • paralysis
  • prolonged bleeding from cuts
  • sneezing
  • wheezing
  • wrinkled skin
  • Rare
  • Decreased amount of urine
  • decreased frequency of urination
  • fast, irregular, or troubled breathing
  • hives
  • increased blood pressure
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rapid weight gain
  • Incidence not known
  • Abdominal or stomach pain and tenderness
  • agitation
  • bloated or full feeling
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • coma
  • constipation
  • depression
  • heartburn or indigestion
  • hostility
  • irritability
  • lethargy
  • muscle pain and cramps
  • muscle twitching
  • pain in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • rectal bleeding
  • severe abdominal or stomach cramping or burning
  • severe and continuing nausea
  • stupor
  • swelling of the face, lower legs, ankles, fingers, or hands
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds

More common

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • blistering, peeling, redness, or swelling of the palms of hands or bottoms of the feet
  • cracked lips
  • excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • numbness, pain, tingling, or unusual sensations in the palms of hands or bottoms of feet
  • passing gas
  • right upper abdominal or stomach pain and fullness
  • sensation of spinning
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • sleeplessness
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • trouble sleeping
  • unable to sleep
  • weight loss

Incidence not known

  • Hiccups

 

 

 

Stage 4 Breast Cancer: No surgery, radiation or chemo! Only on hormone and CA Care Therapy

Our three earlier posts are on breast cancer — two “rotten cases” and one “rewarding” case. Here is another one for you ponder on. 

e-mail:  10 October 2015

Dear Dr. Chris Teo,

My name is D. I am 37 this year and currently residing in Singapore. Out of desperation from searching for information about my mum’s breast cancer, I came to know about you and CA Care.

Having bought and read a few e-books from CA Care, I am well aware of the healing process suggested by CA Care.

Background:  Sometime this year, my mother (J, 56) noticed a lump on her left breast. Only until Sep 2015, she decided to visit K Hospital for check up. Upon investigation, the doctor in K Hospital diagnosed her with breast cancer and she was being referred to Singapore National Cancer Centre.

Last week, we had the first appointment at NCC. Doctor confirmed that it was early stage 4 breast cancer.

At the moment, no surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment were ordered. My mum is currently prescribed hormone therapy (Letrozole Alvogen) with next follow up appointment in Nov 2015.

Note: Letrozole is also known as Femara.

Attached are her medical reports.

Mammogram, 3 Sept. 2015: There is an ill-defined … mass …in left breast at 12:00 – 1.00 position. It measures 50x 35 mm.

Several other nodules are seen are both breasts. They are all subcentimetre .. and have well-defined borders.

At least two abnormal lymph nodes are seen in the left axillae.

Left breast core biopsy, 9 Sept. 2015: Invasive ductal carcinoma.

FNA left axillary lymph node: Metastatic carcinoma.

Hormonal status: Estrogen receptors positive, Progesterone receptors negative, CerbB2 negative.

Bone scan, 15 Sept. 2015: Increased tracer uptake in the right humeral head / proximal shaft.

I have spoken to my mum about your work and she is willing to heed your advice. Therefore, may I bring her over to Penang to see you asap? Dear Chris, please advice her and save her… 

Reply: If you think I can help you, yes– come with all medical reports and scan …. Monday to Thurs at 11 a.m. 

e-mail:  2 November 2015

D from Singapore here. It’s almost a month since we visited you in CA Care. I have to thank you for helping and speaking to my mum with regards to her breast cancer …  my mum will be having her 2nd review (blood test) at NCC tomorrow, 3rd November. I will update you.

e-mail: 31 January 2016

Hi Chris,

Attached is my mother’s latest scan in Dec 2015. Verified that all tumors had shrunk in sizes and some had even disappeared.

To recap, my mother had been taking your herbs since Sep 2015 + Aromatase Inhibitor (Letrozole Alvogen) to block the estrogen. Any comments for the progress?

1 Finding 2 Conclusion

 

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This is indeed a unique and amazing case! Why?

If you have a lump in your breast, it is most likely that you will be asked to have it removed. Then after the surgery, you will be asked to go for chemo and radiation. Then and only then would you be asked to take Tamoxifen or Femara for 5 years! That’s the norm — especially if you are to go to a private hospital and have the money to pay for the medical bills.

When this “healthy” 56-yer-old lady came and told us that she got none of these invasive treatments (except Femara) we were surprised — can this be an improved, non-money-driven-therapy? How great it would be if most women were treated this way!

After about two months on CA Care Therapy and Femara, the tumours shrunk and some seemed to have disappeared (listen to video). That is amazing.

And what is even more amazing is that the oncologist did not object to the patient taking herbs! In fact he was supportive of her doing so. Rarely can you find such a situation! Generally, patients are scolded and told NOT to take “unscientific and unproven” therapy like herbs. Patients are often told that herbs can destroy the liver or kidney!

In the U.S. some doctors would label alternative healers as quacks or snake oil peddlers. We are glad to learn that alternative healers do have some “friends” among the medical doctors in modern, no-nonsense Singapore! Bravo!

This patient came to see us twice. On both occasions she looked healthy — there was nothing much that bothered her, apart from knowing that there are lumps in her breasts, around the neck and chest. But as we always tell patients — let us learn to live with the cancer, not declaring war on the cancer!

If you can eat, can sleep, can move around and have no pain then be grateful for what you are. As it is this patient still has a job and is happily working! Imagine what happens if she was to undergo chemo and radiation — quality life gone but the cancer would not be cured anyway. Or possibly the cancer may even spread more extensively and aggressively after these treatments!

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Colon Cancer: When Medical Treatments Did Not Cure Them

The past few weeks, many patients came to us with problem of colon-rectal cancer. Let us share with you some of the cases. We hope the experiences of these patients could provide us some lessons. Perhaps we don’t have to travel the same road that they took!

Case 1: Stage 4 Colon Cancer – surgery and chemo. Kidney problem and told to go for more chemo?

Dear Dr Teo,

My name is SL, aged 50 this year and I am from Singapore. I am writing to you in hope that you can provide me with medical advice regarding my condition.

I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in April 2015. Since then, I have gone through an operation to have a stoma attach to my stomach and had received 8 chemotherapy sessions. The first 6th treatment, I was still able to take the side effects, but the 7th chemo treatment onward, I felt relatively weak.

After the last treatment and a CT scan, the oncologist told me that there is a swelling on my left kidney and was referred to the urologist. The urologist told me that the disease has pressed on my urinary tract which require an operation to have a permanent stoma bag for my urine. I am not comfortable with that idea as I am currently having a stoma bag for my solid waste, which has caused me a great due of stress. I told him that I will observe and monitor my situation first. The oncologist has also advise me to go for 2 more chemo treatment again with a different drug as my cancer marker had increase from 40 plus to 60 plus. The initial scan shows 1000 over and has significantly decrease to now. I am dishearten that I would need to go through chemotherapy again.

I am stuck at a crossroad now and I am seriously considering my next medical approach to recovery. I was introduced and recommended by one of a church member with regards to the medical services you provide at your center. I wish that it can be possible for me to receive treatment from you but I would like to hear from you first of your views to my condition.

I look forward to your reply. Thank you. Yours Sincerely. 

Reply:  Sorry SL, it is indeed very, very hard for me to say anything. The chemo has done a lot of damage to your body and your kidney. It is difficult for  me to repair such damage. Honestly, I really don’t know what to say. To go for more chemo?  — for what? But to tell you not to go for chemo is also not right. I suggest that you pray and ask God for guidance. Let Him guide you. And then follow what God tells you in your heart. If you want to know more about what I do, go to www.CancerCareMalaysia.com

Dear Dr. Teo,

I  have read up on the herbal therapy done at your clinic. After praying about it, I feel that it would be best for me to visit your clinic. I will be able to show you my medical reports and I hope you can advise me if I am suitable to receive treatment from you or not. If it’s possible, I would like to arrange for an appointment with you. Thank you.

Reply: Yes, you are welcome to come and see me Monday to Friday at about 11 a.m. You can come in the morning and return in the evening /afternoon. Let me know.

Case 2:  Meaningless Decline of CEA and Shrinkage of Liver Tumour After Chemotherapy
Patient 2 (P2) is 67 years old. His problems started in October 2014, when he had constipation and later passing out stools with blood. A colonoscopy was done which showed that he had colon cancer.

P2 underwent surgery.  Unfortunately, the cancer had spread to his liver. P2 had 5 cycles of chemotherapy with Oxaloplatin. At the same he also took Xeloda for 5 cycles.

After chemotherapy, the CEA dropped and the tumour in his liver shrunk. Bravo!

But this great news did not last long. Soon afterwards, the CEA climbed up again and there were more and bigger tumours in his liver and other parts of the body.

Date CEA
8 January 2015 61.5 H – before chemotherapy
2 March 2015 38.2 H – while on chemo
4 May 2015   8.8 H
13 July 2015 10.7 H  – did more chemo!
19 October 2015 87.0 H  – more chemo, change drugs
CT scan 8 January 2015 – before chemotherapy 27 April 2015 – after 5 cycles of chemotherapy 11 August 2015 – before going for 2nd round of chemotherapy
1. There are hepatic hypodensities see in segments 6/7.

2. Largest is in segment 6 measuring 3.8 x 2.4 cm.

3. A new segment 7 lesion seen.

4. There is a nodule in the left inguinal canal.

5. There is a soft tissue mass present between the left 10th and 11th rib, suspicious of a metastatic deposit.

6. There is NO soft tissue thickening at the anastamotic site and laparotomy scar to suggest local recurrence.

1. Hypodensisties in segments 6 and 7 of the liver are all smaller. These are suspicious of metastases. No new lesion is seen.

2. A metastatic nodule to the right intercostal node is also smaller.

3. Left inguinal soft tissue suspicious for peritoneal spread of disease is also smaller.

4. No recurrence is seen at the bowel anastomic site.

  1. Interval increase in the number and size of liver hypodense lesions.

2. New hypodense lesions in segment 8/6, segment 4a/8, and segment 6/7.

3. Small left inguinal hernia with stable enhancing peritoneal thickening, suspicious for peritoneal metastasis.

4. No enhancing mass at the bowel anastomosis to suggest local recurrence.

Since surgery and the first round of chemotherapy did not cure P2, the doctor suggested more chemotherapy! Starting in August 2015,  P2 received another 3 cycles of chemotherapy with Oxaloplatin + oral Xeloda.  Unfortunately, these treatment was not effective. The CEA started to climb higher, from 10.7 in July to 87.0 in October 2015.

The doctor decided to change to another chemo regime. This time, P2 received Irinotecan + oral Xeloda. The doctor was not sure how many cycle P2 had to undergo with this regimen.

P2 said after the chemo:

  • The first week, he had no appetite and was tired.
  • The second week. he regained 50 percent of his wellbeing.
  • The third week, overall regained 80 to 90 percent of his health.

Since P2 showed during his consultation with us that he was still going to chemotherapy, we suggested that he goes home first and do not take any of our herbs.

Later, we received this e-mail from P2.

In your book you mentioned that those undergoing chemo can take capsule A and B to reduce the side effects.
Can I do that now ? I am more tired and the nausea lasted longer than before

Reply: If you want to continue taking the chemo — go ahead and complete your chemo first. When they cannot do anything else for you, then come and see me again. No use trying to make your own combination of treatment. Either you follow your doctor or you follow me.

Case 3: Surgery, chemo, radiation – the cancer spread to his lung 

In May 2014, I received an email below:

Dear Dr Teo,

Thank you very much for your kindness in helping the cancer patients.

My colleague (57 years old) had just underwent rectal tumour operation and he is very worried that he might have to go for chemotherapy or radiotherapy. For your information he is diagnosed with rectal cancer stage II. We would like to go to Penang to get consult you.

We met P3 and prescribed him with herbs. We also told him to take care of his diet, change his high-pressured-lifestyle and take it easy. During our meeting, P3 also told us that he was going to undergo dendritic cell therapy to be administered with a doctor whom he knows. The treatment originated from Japan and the whole treatment would cost something like RM 65,000.  Although I did not object to what he wanted to do, I told him about another patient who had similar treatment. He had lung cancer. Started the dendritic cell therapy in Singapore – it was a failure. He then flew to Japan and continued with more dendritic cell therapy. He died.

P3 apparently took our herbs and took care of his diet. Initially we saw P5 two or three times but after that he “disappeared from our radar.”

Later, we received this email.
Dear Prof. Dr. Chris Teo,

My blood test result is bad and is increasing daily

  • 19 May 2014 before undergoing dentritic cell therapy my CEA was 1.4.

I started consuming herbal medicine given by CA Care.

  • 4 July 2014 after completion of 6 X 4 jab (24 jabs) of dentritic cell therapy my CEA was 11.3
  • 9 July 2014 go for second opinion CEA was even higher 13.4 

This is very worrying and I am very concerned about metastatic spread. Please help.  How to stop the CEA to increase soonest.

I’ve just done my colonoscopy again this afternoon and the surgeon told me that the intestine is joining up well at my rectum and tomorrow morning at 11 am he is going to do the surgery by rejoining the intestine to my stomach and seal the hole. Expected to be admitted for a week. Best Regards.

P3 was again out of our radar, not until November 2015.  This is the email.

Dear Dr Teo,

It has been 15 months that since we last wrote to you.  How are you Dr Teo?  I wish that you are always in good health.  I still read your stories, write-up on your web-site.  Your kindness in helping the patients is greatly appreciated.

Patient  has been doing chemotherapy since August 2014 and has been monitored by the doctor closely.  However, recently he was informed by the doctor that the cancer cell had spread from the rectum (stage 4) to right lung.

We do not know what to do now as we think that he has been in the good hand all this while. Dr Teo,  please let us have your advice. Thank you very much.  

 Note: Chemotherapy since August 2014:

  • From 5-August 2014, chemo drugs used: oxaliplatin + 5FU + Avastin.
  • 13-10-2014, done IMRT (Intensity-modulated radiation therapy) for 6 weeks.
  • After IMRT, continued with chemo — Avastin, 5FU. Still ongoing.
  • 28-9-2015, had needle radiotherapy (radiofrequency ablation) because of 2 tiny spots on the right lung.
  • 19-10-2015, oxaliplatin was introduced again and 5 FU still on.

Since August 2014 the CEA was always higher than normal range and CEA dropped to within normal range in May 2015.  But for the past two months, the CEA was going up again.  His recent CEA was 14.7. 

Awaiting your comment please.

Case 4: Surgery and Xeloda did not stop this colon cancer from recurring

As we were dealing with many cases of colon cancer, a friend (P4) dropped by our centre. He is 70 years old and was diagnosed with rectosigmoid cancer in October 2014.

Chee LSeng Colon

P4 underwent a surgery and the histopathology report indicated a Duke Stage B cancer with no spread to the nodes or other parts of the body. After the discharge from the hospital, P3 was given oral chemo-drug, Xeloda which he took faithfully.

Barely a year later, October 2015, the cancer recurred. P4 underwent another surgery. The histopathology report confirmed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the colon, recurrent in the abdominal wall.

Now, what is P4 going to do now? He had two options: Go back to his doctor and undergo chemotherapy. Or, he come to us and opt for non-medical management of his cancer. P3 decided not to undergo further chemotherapy.

Let me ask you to reflect on these two quotations:

Insanity both

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Let me end by sharing with you one case which fortunately seldom happen at CA Care — a patient who does not want to share his story.

P5 is a man in his early 50s. He flew in from Singapore to seek advice about his colon cancer. As he sat down to talk, he requested that this consultation should not be video-taped. I assured him that there is no need to worry — we would not stop our video-tapping but we would not use “his” video conversation with us.

I casually asked him: How do you come to know about us?

His answer: I went into your website and read the articles your wrote. I also watched the videos you put up in the You Tube!

My response: Oh you know about us because other patients would not mind sharing their stories, and I wrote their stories and used their videos in the website. But when it comes to your turn, you would not want to allow others to know about you!

P5 started to tell his story. Basically, he had problems of his bowel movements which he ignored for some time.  When things got worse, he decided to go to the hospital for help. Colonoscopy showed a big tumour in his colon. The doctor wanted him to undergo radiotherapy and chemotherapy first. These have to be done with the hope of shrinking the tumour first before proceeding with surgery.

P5 was not happy with the doctor’s suggestion. He would not want to go for chemotherapy or surgery. After learning about us, he decided to fly all the way from Singapore to see us. He was hoping to take our herbs and the tumour will go away. My answer to him: That is wishful thinking and “madness.” I have no such magic bullet. Go home and see your doctor. Let him remove the tumour first. After your surgery, you can come back again if you think I can help you.

Before leaving, P5 asked, How much do I have to pay for this consultation? I responded:  Pay nothing!

Having documented these cases, we have two other colon cancer stories to share with you. These two patients are unique in their own ways. And they are the kind of patients who made our day! Watch out for them:

  1. Conversation with a 34-year-old with colon cancer.
  2. Conversation with a 82-year old with colon cancer.

A Doctor’s Wife With Breast Cancer — How to help? A Dilemma

Mary (not real name) came to our centre with her parents and son. Sometime in September 2015, she found a cancerous  2.5 cm lump in her left breast. A lumpectomy was done and the histopathology report confirmed invasive ductal carcinoma, Grade 3. The lymphovascular permeation by tumour cells are frequently seen. The tumour was positive for estrogen and C-erB-2 receptors but  negative for progesterone receptor.

In view of the above results, Mary was asked to undergo the following treatments.

  1. a) Chemo – 12 cycles. The first three cycles, once every three weeks and the remaining nine cycles every week.
  2. b) In addition, Herceptin will be required for one whole year. This costs about RM 120,000.
  3. c) Radiotherapy, 20 sessions.
  4. d) Hormone therapy — to take Tamoxifen for 10 years (now, upgraded from 5 years!)
  1. Why did Mary come and see us?

She was not “happy” with the above treatment package. But she said since she is the wife of a medical doctor, these are the required treatments that her husband believe in.

Mary’s father said,  Since I knew that she was reluctant to undergo these treatments, I told her to come and see you. I know you from a friend who came to see you because of his wife’s cancer. But it was too late, she died.

  1. Can these treatment package cure your breast cancer?

Mary said, NO! It is only to prolong life.

Since doctors sometimes admit and sometimes do not admit that chemo / radiation are NOT able to cure patients, the next best thing to say it is done to prolong life! Making you live longer, never mind if it is like going through “hell” or otherwise.

Read what Dr. Levin said about chemotherapy.

Chemo die sooner Levin

  1. Chemo and radiation prolong life at what cost to Mary — emotionally, physically and financially?

Since Mary is a doctor’s wife, maybe paying hospital bills would not be a problem. After all, her husband doctor is working in the same hospital and the rest of the cancer doctors are his friends.

Patients differ in their response to chemo-drugs and radiation. You would not know how “good” or “bad” the side effects can be not until you have gone through the treatments yourself.

Reflect on what these authors wrote about chemotherapy:

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In Your Breast (pg. 175-189) I have documented some cases of women who had undergone similar treatment package which Mary is about to undergo! The results were disastrous.  You can also read these in our website: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/category/breast-cancer/

Many people would say that I am just being biased in trying to write only about failures.  Why so negative? Surely, there are patients who are “cured” by these treatments! Agreed, but unfortunately no one can tell you if you are going to succeed or fail with these treatments. If you fail, you may end up miserable or dead. Take you chance.

  1. No herbs for now. Bring your family — husband included, to see us.

I must admit I am in a difficult situation. I am sure Mary is also in a difficult position.

Yes, we have given herbs to doctors who had cancer before. We have given herbs to parents of doctors who had cancer. We have given herbs to nurses, radiographers and pharmacists. We had given herbs to a doctor’s wife after her medical treatments did not “cure” her. We had no problems doing that. So what is so special about this case that we have to share with you?

Before Mary’s case, there was a doctor’s wife who came to us. She had breast cancer. She came on the behest of her brother-in-law who had cancer and was “cured” by our herbs. Unfortunately, after meeting us she said she had to continue doing what her husband wanted her to do — chemo, radiation, etc.  She died.  So, here is Mary. Is she going down the same road?

We could foresee problems coming! Even though Mary might not want to go for medical treatments, she would be under tremendous pressure if she follows our therapy.  How does her husband feel about this? Will he give her full support in whatever she wants to do? Will he agree with the diet change that may eventually affect him and the children?

If Mary is under pressure — frustration, fear or emotional trauma — while undergoing our therapy then it would be a futile effort. Our therapy would fail.  Our therapy is not about killing the cancer cells or waging a war inside you with toxic drugs or radiation. It is about healing the whole person — body, mind and soul. This approach is a total opposite of medical modalities. So, can Mary find peace under this situation?

The only solution which is fair to all is to ask all members of the family to come together and we discuss what is best for Mary. In this meeting, we need to let go of our ego and entrenched beliefs. Neither should we try to put each other down. There is no room for saying my way is right or yours is wrong;  scientific or not scientific, proven or not proven. The meeting is not meant to be a confrontation. This meeting is about trying to help someone make a wise decision, so that she is at peace with herself, following what her heart wants.

Because of that, my advice to Mary was, Go home. Take time to read what we have written. Discuss with your husband what you think is best for you. I am not going to give you any herbs yet. There is no hurry to do that.

  1. As a compromise, Mary asked, Can I undergo all these chemo & radiation and take Tamoxfen while at the same time take your herbs?

It is not wise. Why don’t you go and do all these medical treatments first. If you need help later on, after these procedure are done, then come to us. We shall then help you. A person putting each leg on each sampan will not be able to sail down the river! At the core of this decision is FULL COMMITMENT. Half measures will not do.

Our herbs are not magic bullet that can cure your cancer. In addition to herbs, we ask you to change your diet and lifestyle. All these need full commitment — not only your commitment but also the support and commitment of the entire family. Any doubts or even negative comments can be demoralising and toxic.

  1. No wrong or right path to take

Dr. Susan Love is one of the world’s most outstanding breast cancer surgeon. Listen to what she had got to say.

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Dr. Kent Osborne of Baylor College of Medicine,  acknowledged the outcome of “scientific” breast cancer treatment by this statement:

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Since the end result of the game is uncertainty, we always ask patients to go home and pray to their God. Speak to the Almighty Healer and ask for guidance. Then follow what the heart says!

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  1. An Alternative View about Cancer Treatment

An alternative view of cancer treatment is NOT to regard the cancer as your enemy — the lump in your breast is just a manifestation of what has gone wrong within you. Therefore cutting out the lump, chemo or radiation may not be the answers to your cancer. Reflect on these quotations:

Cancer is not a disease

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Experts are dangerous Marcus

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Lung Cancer: Two Out Of Three Patients Cured By Chemo! True? False? Okay, Just Believe La

Johnny is a 65-yer-old Indonesian. He had been smoking for about 30 years but since the past 15 years had stopped this destructive habit.

Johnny’s problems started in mid-20015 when he had coughs with blood. He went to a doctor in Jakarta and an X-ray was done. The doctor said Johnny had TB (tuberculosis) and was given TB medication for 2 months. His condition worsen. He could not sleep at night.

Not satisfied Johnny came to a private hospital in Penang. An X-ray was done and the lung specialist concluded that Johnny also had TB. But Johnny told the doctor that he had been on TB medication for 2 months and this was not effective. This made the doctor request for a CT scan.  The CT scan results showed a tumour in his lung.

The lung specialist suggested that Johnny undergo surgery. Johnny lost faith in the doctor and told him that he would need time to consider his suggestion. Johnny flew off to Singapore for a second opinion.

In Singapore, Johnny did a PET scan.

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  • PET scan showed an intensely FDG-avid 50 mm cavitated lung mass in the left upper lobe with several small nodules. This lung mass is suggestive of a lung primary while the small nodules are suggestive of metastatic disease.
  • The FDG-avid left hilar nodes and bilateral mediastinal nodes are likely metastatic nodes.

A CT guided left upper lobe lung biopsy was performed and confirmed  a moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma.

Johnny was asked to undergo chemotherapy but he hesitated and decided to seek our help instead.

Listen to our conversation that day.

 

 

In Penang Hospital

Patient: After the CT scan he (lung specialist) asked me to undergo surgery.

Chris:  Operation?

Wife: Yes, within this 2 weeks.

C: Did you go for the operation?

W: No!

P: I did not want the operation.

C: Why did you not want to operate?

P: I am doubtful. We then flew to Singapore.

In Singapore Hospital

C: What did the Singapore doctor do?

P He asked me to do a PET scan.

C: You did the PET scan?

P: Yes.

W: We also requested him to do a blood test.

C: What did the doctor say after the PET scan?

P: There is tumour in my my lung and has “germ” but he was not sure what germ that was.

W: Not sure what kind of tumour. The doctor said it we want to be sure, we must do a biopsy.

C: Did you do the biopsy?

W: Yes this is the result: MODERATELY DIFFERENTIATED SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA.

C: What did he want you to do after this?

W: He asked to go for chemo.

P: I did not want to do the chemo, so we flew to see youright away.

C: Did you ask how many chemos he wanted to give you?

W: Six times.

Can Chemo Cure You?

C: Did you ask if the chemo is going to cure you?

W: I asked. The doctor said, THREE persons did the chemo, TWO had “hasil” (results) but ONE person did not have result.

C: What do you mean by two people have “hasil”?

W: When three persons had undergone chemo, TWO persons will be cured. A majority were cured.

C: Can cure?

W: Yes, that’s what the doctor said. For most people.

C: Is this what you understand by two people had “results”. You understand it as being cured?

W: Yes, That is what the doctor said.

C: Really, can cure?

W: Yes.

C: Two had chemo and got cured, only one did not cure? And you don’t want that?

W: We don’t want.

C> Hey, this is better than gambling. Even gambling does not give you that chance! Please go and do the chemo because two out of three are cured — you better go for chemo. If this is true it is very good chance indeed.

Do You Believe This Statistics?

W: That is it. I did not believe (what they doctor said). That is why we come and see you.

C: Very smart indeed – that you don’t believe. That is why I ask patients to ask their doctors. One, can the chemo cure or not? Second, how much does it cost?

W: The doctor said the first shot of chemo cost SGD 12,500.

C: And you need to do 6 cycles?

W: Yes.

C: You need to pay quite a lot of money. Do you have to sell your house for this?

P: No, no, we never ask him what the rest of the treatment would cost. I told the doctor, I want to go home and to think about it first. My body cannot take the treatment!

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Johnny, his wife and daughter came to CA Care. I must admit, when I first saw them, they appeared clueless (never judge the book by its cover!) but as I heard his story, I must admit this is what all patients should be — empowered and know what you want from your doctor! Don’t be led by the nose believing that you will find a miracle cure.

There are many lessons we can learn from this story.

  1. Many patients are often misdiagnosed — TB for cancer. And they were made to take TB medication for months before their doctors realized that it was a wrong diagnosis. So patients take note of this. If you are not satisfied with your diagnosis, go find another doctor to figure out what is wrong with you.
  2. After taking TB medication for 2 months, Johnny’s condition deteriorated. Do you want to continue taking the medication? Or is it time for you to find out what is actually wrong with you? Johnny took a wise move, he came to Penang to seek a second opinion. In fact, when you come to CA Care, we also tell you clearly and bluntly. If you follow our therapy for two weeks or a month and don’t get better, please go and find someone else for help.
  3. In Penang, Johnny was again told that he had TB — again a misdiagnosis. Johnny did not keep quiet. He told the doctor about the earlier misdiagnosis. It was wonderful that this doctor listened to Johnny (some doctors don’t listen to their patients!). The CT scan picked up a tumour in Johnny’s lung. Just imagine if Johnny took it as it is — go home with more TB medication from Penang, even though the TB medication in Jakarta was useless. So the lesson here is: Patients, speak up if you think the doctor is not doing it right!
  4. The lung specialist in Penang suggested surgery — to be done within 2 weeks. Unless it is an emergency, be careful about being pushed to do things immediately. Patients need to be give space and time to think things over or given a chance to seek a second or third opinion. Why the rush? Johnny was right again on this score. In his mind, the same doctor had misdiagnosed him and now this same doctor is rushing to “cut” him up. Johnny was doubtful and ran off to Singapore.
  5. In Singapore Johnny’s problem was more defined — PET scan and biopsy confirmed lung cancer. This time the doctor did not want to “cut” him up, he wanted to chemo him! Do you learn anything from this? If you go to the barber, know that he will snip your hair. If you go to the surgeon, no matter what, you will end up on the operating table. If you go to a radiologist know that his answer is radiation — they say “burn” you. And in the case of Johnny, he went to an oncologist who main job is to chemo you — or “poison” you. And if you come to us, we cannot do all these. So we ask you drink some herbs and take care of your diet. So what treatment you get depends to who to go to. Who is right, you want to ask. No one has the monopoly of being right. So pick your choice.
  6. The oncologist in Singapore suggested 6 cycles of chemo — the first cycle cost SGD 12,500. The remaining expenses, Johnny was not interested to know! Why? Because he did want to undergo chemo. We always remind patients to ask about the cost of the treatment so that you are aware of what you are going into. Don’t die a bankrupt! Many patients did tell us that they have to sell their house or land to pay for the medical bills. One lung cancer patient spent SGD 1 Million for his 2-year treatment. And he died.
  7. The most important question that patient should ask the doctor is, Will the treatment cure me? Some patients do not dare ask the doctor this, but some do. We wonder — why are you afraid to ask this question? If the doctor is not prepared to answer this question, then do you still want him to put the “poison” into you? Go find someone else who can do the same job but who is more caring. Also when you ask the doctor this question, look into his / her eyes and see how he /she react. See if he/she is being truthful in answering this question. One lesson to learn. Some doctors give honest answers but some give less than honest and biased answers.

Johnny was told that with chemo his lung cancer has a great chance of being cured. Out of THREE patients who have undergone chemo, TWO showed results. Obtaining results is understood by Johnny and his wife as being cured. We do not know how true it is but we again emphasize to Johnny that indeed if 2 out of 3 can be cured by 6 cycles of chemo, then he must go for it. That would be a great achievement. Our concern is that Johnny and his wife misunderstand the doctor — result does not necessarily mean  cure! Results can mean anything — dead, half dead , sufferings or half cured.

Below are some examples of what some oncologists told their patients about the “success” of their chemotherapy.

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https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2015/05/04/npc-chemo-80-percent-cure-no-thanks-mom-died-after-5-cycles-of-chemotherapy/

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https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2012/09/08/ovarian-cancer-after-chemo-99-percent-of-cancer-will-be-gone-do-you-believe-that-how-much-truth-has-to-be-told/

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https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2014/07/29/do-chemotherapy-you-have-a-70-percent-chance-of-cure-for-your-breast-cancer-you-believe-that/

  1. We asked Johnny. Why didn’t you want to go for chemo? His wife replied, I did not believe (what they doctor said). As said earlier, here was a couple in front of us — they appeared “uneducated and naive.”  What make them so empowered to dispute the doctor?  We have no answer to that question.

Over the years, we did come across very educated patients but they appeared to being led by the nose — believing everything that is being fed to them. Yet, there are some others who appeared “naive” but they have a mind of their own and they know what the “truth” is!

Let us end this case story by asking you to ponder the documented facts about chemo treatment of lung cancer as we know today.

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Ella Survived Two Cancers Even Without Chemo or Radiation

Ella is from Australia. Many, many years ago, Ella was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She was told to undergo chemotherapy. She refused, turned to herbs and cured herself.

Later, Ella started a mission to help cancer patients in Australia. One day, while driving home from the hospital after collecting her mother’s ashes , Ella took a wrong turn and the road led her to a garden centre. Ella met Jim who introduced her to CA Care. https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2015/09/08/ella-found-ca-care-after-turning-into-the-wrong-road/

Ella wrote us and later we got to meet Ella in Kuala Lumpur. From then on we kept it touch. Fate has it that 7 years ago, Ella was down with another cancer — endometrium cancer. She underwent surgery to remove the large tumour.  She was asked to go for chemotherapy. Her surgeon said, Without chemo you have three months. With chemotherapy, you have two and a half-years. This means even with chemotherapy, Ella would not be cure! Ella promptly refused chemotherapy and opted for CA Care Therapy.

One year later, Ella and her friend visited Penang. At that point in time, Ella had proven her doctor’s prognosis wrong! We wrote about Ella’s story then. https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2012/01/28/cancer-of-the-endometrium-no-chemo-you-live-only-three-months-with-chemo-two-and-a-half-years-with-herbs-she-is-still-having-fun-after-more-than-three-years/

Let us admit, then — surviving only a year — we were also too sure! Could she continue to live two and half years and again prove that her doctor was wrong? The odds were stacked against us! For how long can an Australian continue to take the bitter, awful tasting herbs? Will she give up after a while? What about her diet? Can she eat healthy? Forgo the steak, turkey, ham, beacon, milk, etc., etc.

October 2015 – seven years later: It was indeed a privilege and blessing to be able to meet Ella again in Penang. Ella and husband, Peter stayed in our home for three nights en route to Scotland. In 2008, Ella told us, the surgeon said she would have only two and half years to live, even with chemotherapy. But now she has lived three times longer than predicted and still going on strong.

Let Ella tell you her story.

Her survival against two cancers.

What does it take to win?

No two ways about it, if you want to survive and succeed, you need to change your diet and take the herbs, have peace of mind and a strong desire and determination to live.

Lastly, we spoke to Ella about how to keep healthy and going!